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The Inca Empire ★ Documentary

22Jun

About Cuzco or Cusco

Cusco, often spelled Cuzco (Spanish: Cuzco, [ˈkusko]; Quechua: Qusqu or Qosqo, IPA), is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2013, the city had a population of 435,114. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft). The site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th into the 16th century until the Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a major tourist destination, receiving nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.

22Jun

Cusco, center of the Inca culture

Peru is one of the most privileged areas of the continent, then they converge in a variety of climates that give an exotic beauty to the landscape and nature. In it, the warm tropical and humid climates due to its proximity to the Andes, offering the view of an evergreen landscape come together. Peruvian flora and fauna, the large number of domesticated plants offering the world, including more than a thousand varieties of potatoes and nearly 1700 species of birds.

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